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Enigma (1982)

A C.I.A. Agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

Michael Barak (novel), John Briley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Alex Holbeck
Brigitte Fossey ... Karen Reinhardt
Sam Neill ... Dimitri Vasilikov
Derek Jacobi ... Kurt Limmer, East German
Michael Lonsdale ... Bodley
Frank Finlay ... Canarsky
Warren Clarke ... Konstantin
Michael Williams ... Hirsch, Limmer's Assistant
David Baxt ... Melton
Kevin McNally ... Bruno, CIA
Michel Auclair ... Doctor
Alan Adair Alan Adair
Féodor Atkine
Patrick Bauchau
Georges Beauvilliers Georges Beauvilliers
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Storyline

The C.I.A. discovers a Russian plot to assassinate five defectives on the Christmas Day, but they do not know who they are. The defective Alex Holbeck is recruited in Paris by the C.I.A. and sent to East Berlin to steal the scrambler of the Enigma, the machine used by Soviet intelligence for communication. On arrival, Holbeck discovers that the K.G.B. and the East German government know that he has arrived and his contacts are arrested. Holbeck meets his former lover, lawyer Karen Reinhardt, and she gives him a safe house. Russian Agent Dimitri Vasilikov and East German Agent Kurt Limmer try to find Holbeck's whereabouts using different methods, while Karen seduces Dimitri to get the information about the location of the soldiers that Holbeck needs. However, Holbeck does not know that the C.I.A. has the scrambler, and he is only the bait to convince the Russians that they do not have it. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

7 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den varme spion See more »

Filming Locations:

Lille, Nord, France See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD release)

Sound Mix:

Mono
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For his character in this movie, Martin Sheen had to wear disguises. Sheen said that this was the first time he had worn disguises since "The Apple Man" during the late 1960s. See more »

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Great thriller!
14 August 2001 | by jackiebluesSee all my reviews

I first saw this film on hbo around 1983 and I loved it! I scoured all of the auction web sites to buy the vhs copy. This is a very good suspense movie with a few twists that make it more interesting. I don't want to say too much else because if you ever get a chance to see it, you'll be glad I didn't say too much!


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